WTA Players

Alize Cornet

FR France
Date: 
Monday, January 22, 1990
Birthplace: 
Nice, France
Residence: 
Nice, France
Height: 
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Weight: 
132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: 
Right-handed (double-handed backhand)
Turned pro: 
2006

Alizé Cornet (born January 22, 1990 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France) is a female tennis player from France. She has a career-high ranking of #33, achieved on April 21, 2008

She made her Grand Slam debut at the French Open in 2005 and made it to the second round, where she lost to Amélie Mauresmo. In 2006, she reached the second round again by beating Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain in the first round. She could not repeat this performance in 2007, as she lost in the first round to Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3. Cornet was defeated in the Wimbledon 2007 qualifying event by Olga Govortsova 7–6(12), 3–6, 6–4, but made it to the main draw as a lucky loser when Li Na of China withdrew. Alizé reached the second round before being defeated by the experienced Ai Sugiyama 4–6, 6–0, 6–3. Also in 2007, she won a $50,000 ITF tournament in Dnepropetrvsk; beating Stefanie Vogele 6–4, 6–3 in the final. In the 2007 US Open, Cornet lost to Jelena Jankovi? in the 3rd round 6–4, 2–6, 3–6.

In 2008, Cornet reached 2nd round at Australian Open where she lost to #9 seed Daniela Hantuchová. Over the following months, Cornet experienced a moderate level of success on the main tour, reaching the final in Acapulco and the semi-finals in Amelia Island and Charleston (a Tier I event).

Cornet also has an extensive juniors record, winning the 2007 Girl's Singles at Roland Garros.

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